Christmas jumper days raised £1587 for charities
The School's Christmas Jumper charity event was split across two days this year - Years 7-11 were invited to come to school in their jolly jumpers on Tuesday 11th December for their Christmas lunch, and the Sixth Form did the same the following day.
For the privilege of wearing festive sweaters each student paid £2. Staff entered into the spirit of the occasion and also paid up if they wore their Christmas attire - and often if they didn't. We undoubtedly saw the best selection of jumpers we have had over the past few years since the event began - some shop-bought and some embellished with extra touches.
The photos above capture some of the Sixth Form enjoying their Christmas lunch and the whole of Key Stage 3 in the playground wearing their sweaters of choice on what was a very sunny day for mid December!
The joint proceeds from the two days was a wonderful £1587, which will be equally split between the Save the Children charity, and the less well-known and more local Molly McLaren Foundation which was set up by Molly's parents in her memory to help raise awareness of eating disorders.
In addition to the monies raised on Christmas Jumper Days, the School had a cake sale the week before, raising £310.68 for the Ellenor charity. Ellenor is a Kent-based charity that provides care and support for families facing terminal illness, enabling them to make the best of the time they have together. This initiative was organised by a year 7 form, and the energy and commitment they put into the event was remarkable. Thank you to all those who brought and made the fayre of the day, and to those who came along to buy.